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#BreakingGrounds: Bulgaria's Secret Rise as an Innovation Hub in Europe

Wednesday 15 November 2023

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Started 14:00 PM

Finished 17:00 PM

Organized by The Recursive

Venue: Tivoli Oriente Hotel

Address: n.Âş 27 Avenida Dom JoĂŁo II
1990-083 Lisboa

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#BreakingGrounds at Web Summit: A Deep Dive into Bulgaria’s Burgeoning Tech Ecosystem and Its Global Aspirations🚀 “#BreakingGrounds: Bulgaria’s Secret Rise as an Innovation Hub in Europe” will spotlight what makes Bulgaria a distinctive and advantageous ecosystem for tech innovations. You will get to meet the country’s A-team of startups, venture capitalists, ecosystem builders and successful entrepreneurs that will showcase its emerging tech ecosystem, unique strengths, dynamic startup scene and abundant opportunities. The event will be accompanied by bits and bites of food and knowledge, insightful presentations, and a networking cocktail.

✨ We are eager to welcome you to this groundbreaking event, as we unveil the untapped innovation potential that Bulgaria has to offer the world. The event is welcoming ecosystem builders, government representatives, investors & business executives to explore new opportunities for future collaborations within the thriving tech ecosystem of Bulgaria. Whether you’re an investor searching for the next exciting opportunity, an industry professional looking for your next collaboration or an aspiring entrepreneur seeking inspiration from success stories, here’s your chance to engage with the finest in the Bulgarian tech scene.

🔊 Calling all international ecosystem builders — come and network with the key players of the Bulgarian ecosystem and let’s together nurture exciting partnerships! Don’t miss this unparalleled opportunity to unveil the innovation dynamics of Bulgaria and seize the opportunity to engage with the country’s burgeoning tech ecosystem. Reserve your seat now to be part of the conversation that redefines Europe’s tech narrative and positions Bulgaria on the global innovation stage!


14:10 — 14:15 Welcome & Intro by The Recursive

14:15 — 14:20 #BreakingGrounds address by Milena Stoycheva, Minister of Innovation and Growth of Bulgaria

14:20 — 14:25 #Breaking Grounds address by Pavel Lisev, CEO and Management Board Member at Fund of Funds in Bulgaria

14:25 — 14:45 “The State and Evolution of the Bulgarian Startup & Venture Ecosystem”

Presentations with key findings, USPs and trends by Momchil Vassilev, Managing Director of Endeavor Bulgaria & Evgeny Angelov, Chairman of the Bulgarian Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (BVCA)

14:45 — 15:15 “Bulgarian startups #BreakingGrounds: Going Global From Day 1”

Panel discussion with Anelia Valtchanova, Commercial Analyst at Dronamics, Ivailo Toskov, Executive Director at LatticeFlow, Konstantin Bezuhanov, CEO of Evrotrust, Maria Alexandrova, Projects and Sustainability Manager at Nasekomo, Nikolay Vasev, COO at Epix.ai

15:15 — 15:20 “The Future of Work during a Global Economic Downturn”

Presentation by Christo Peev, EVP and Global Head of Innovations at Exadel

15:20 — 15:50 “Cultivating Bulgaria’s Engineering and IT Excellence & Diversity

Panel discussion with Iskren Krusteff, Founder & CEO of Integrator, Andrey Bachvarov, Founder & Managing Partner of Anthill, Evgeniy Galabov, Co-Founder of Diginovo, Victor Goussev, Head of Investments & Business Development at Invest Sofia

15:50 — 17:00 Networking cocktail

NB! Places are limited to 80. RSVP to get an invite

14:00-17:00 at Hotel Tivoli Oriente, Lisbon, Portugal

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